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Engaging Line Staff in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Part 1)

1.6.2021 - Engaging Line Staff in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Part 1

This feature by Nicole Kletzka, PhD is Part 1 of 2 in a series about engaging line staff in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Through this series, Nicole will explore strategies to improve line staff engagement in DBT. In this first part, Nicole begins by sharing background on DBT and the role of line staff, examining the importance of the structure of DBT programming, and noting the link between staff empowerment and company outcomes.

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Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 3)

11.11.2020 - Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System Part 3

This feature by Gwen Abney-Cunningham, LMSW is the final part of a three-part series about implementing a DBT program in a Community Mental Health system. Through this series, Gwen has addressed some of the questions that her own team or other programs have struggled with in their experiences. In the first part, Gwen began with some basic questions around what it looks like to provide DBT in a community setting. In the second part, we addressed phone coaching (during and after hours), having “on call” systems, and reducing burn out for clinicians. Today, we wrap up with a shorter final segment about staying within a clinician’s personal limits and what keeps clinicians doing DBT in a CMH system.

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Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 2)

10.28.2020 - Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System Part 2

This feature by Gwen Abney-Cunningham, LMSW is Part 2 of 3 in a series about implementing a DBT program in a Community Mental Health system. Through this series, Gwen will address some of the questions that her own team or other programs have struggled with in their experiences. In the first part, Gwen began with some basic questions around what it looks like to provide DBT in a community setting. In this part, we will address phone coaching (during and after hours), having “on call” systems, and reducing burn out for clinicians.

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Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 1)

Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 1)

This feature by Gwen Abney-Cunningham, LMSW is Part 1 of 3 in a series about implementing a DBT program in a Community Mental Health system. Through this series, Gwen will address some of the questions that her own team or other programs have struggled with in their experiences. In this first part, Gwen begins with some basic questions around what it looks like to provide DBT in a community setting.

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How DBT Can Help Treat Eating Disorders (Part 2)

How DBT Can Help Treat Eating Disorders part 2

This feature by Lucene Wisniewski is the second part in a two-part series about applying DBT to the treatment of eating disorders. In part 1, Lucene addresses some of the existing literature and basic concepts for the application of DBT to eating disorders. Part 2 shares advice for clinicians and insight on when it is appropriate to use DBT with clients diagnosed with an eating disorder.

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Chats with Trainers: Engaging Clients by Linking Goals to Treatment (SOLD OUT)

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Description
This small group consultation will focus on any helping therapists who are experiencing a lack of direction and engagement in their treatment with specific clients. It will focus on helping therapists identify clients’ goals and make clear links between those goals and tasks that are needed for treatment to be successful. It is expected that the consultation among a group of clinicians faced with similar problems will focus on specific cases in a highly applicable manner.

Learning Objective
Motivate clients by linking their goals to the tasks needed to engage in successful treatment.

Virtual Meeting Details
Date: April 13th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific / 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern
Meeting Duration: 60 minutes
Registration Fee: $75.00
Participants will receive a Zoom meeting invite before the session.

About Small Group Consultations with DBT Experts
This session is one of our “Small Group Consultations with DBT Experts” within the Chats with Trainers series. We will address specific questions that are commonly faced in delivering DBT. This format is designed to focus on a specific question in a group consultation format with a maximum of 8 participants. This small, more intimate group setting led by our expert Behavioral Tech Trainers will allow for a deep exploration of the particular challenge at hand. Please note, CE credits will not be offered.

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DBT Skills in the COVID-19 Pandemic

DBT Skills in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Currently, many people are asking how DBT skills can help as healthcare providers face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This makes a great deal of sense in the current crisis as DBT is well-known for Crisis Survival strategies. Yet, DBT is much more than surviving crises, and using DBT skills well means using a number of skills to act most effectively for one’s goals based on what is required in any given moment. The following is an excerpt of a discussion between Tony DuBose, PsyD, Chief Training Executive at Behavioral Tech, and Esequias Caetano, a psychologist in Patos de Minas, Brazil. This post suggests balancing among several DBT skills.  

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